It is not a tens collar but an e collar, shock collar, whatever you want to call it. Our society is crazy, and these days calling it a "shock" collar would offend someone. They call it something less "obtrusive" to avoid the "anti's" jumping on calling them inhumane dog torturers. As you experienced though, they truly are not "shocking". People just see someone using it on youtube, and because it's a shock collar, they automatically assume you are a terrible human being and that you hate your dog and are trying to electrocute it. Same thing with prong collars. They really aren't bad. I've put them on my arm and yanked it as hard as I could. Definitely didn't feel great, but I used much more force than you'd ever have to on a dog. It's just a training tool that needs to be used properly. If you use an ecollar for training, and automatically start it the dog out, with the setting maxxed, then yes that is wrong, and that is not how they are supposed to be used. A setting of 20 is commonly the level that humans can even feel a tingle. Most dogs "working" level is typically less than that. The problem is , most people that are uneducated about a subject, look at it, and they think it's bad without ever researching it, or trying it out on themselves before they make their assumption. Another way to think about it is with vaccinations. For yourself or your dog. Yes they hurt a tad when done properly, but it is necessary to get them. But then imagine, the person giving it is untrained and just slams the needle into your arm. It's gonna hurt a whole lot worse. Any tool whatever the purpose has to be used properly for it to be safe and effective.
Last edited by stingeragent; 04-09-2016 at 11:49 PM.